Patients who are tired of dealing with prescription eyewear and contact lenses may want to take the time to learn about a permanent treatment option for improving eyesight called LASIK. LASIK surgery continues to grow in popularity as it becomes a more common surgical procedure used for adults to correct vision impairments. LASIK surgery can be costly, but at The Eye Care Institute in Louisville, KY, we are excited to offer flexible payment options.
How can I pay for my LASIK eye surgery?
While medical insurance is beneficial for certain types of procedures, LASIK often falls under the category of an “elective procedure.” This means that it is not medically necessary, and therefore, is rarely covered by a patient’s medical insurance. Due to the higher out-of-pocket expense, many patients are unsure as to the best way to finance or pay for their procedure. At The Eye Care Institute, we are excited to offer a variety of ways to make LASIK surgery affordable for those on even the tightest of budgets!
Below are the more common methods available for payment of LASIK eye surgery:
- Credit card. Our practice accepts most consumer credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
- Health savings account. A health savings account, or HSA, is an account that is funded by the patient and can be used for medical and cosmetic surgeries.
- Flexible spending account. A flexible spending account, or FSA, is another payment option for patients who have an account.
- CareCredit financing. The CareCredit card is a specialized credit that can be used at the eye doctor, the dentist, and even one’s veterinarian office for their pet. They offer various financing deals including 0% no interest financing depending on the overall cost of treatment. Our team can help patients apply for CareCredit financing, or patients can apply on their own.
Are you considering LASIK surgery?
If you live in the area of Louisville, KY and want to discuss the benefits of treatments that can give you the freedom you desire from prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our doctors at The Eye Care Institute to discuss LASIK surgery. Our facility is located at 1536 Story Avenue and can be reached by phone at (502) 589-1500.